Marvel Studios made the whole world shout “Wakanda Forever!” when Black Panther hit theatres in February 2018, kicking off a spectacular run that has made the film one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, with the best reviews of any movie in Marvel’s cinematic universe. Of course, Disney is making a sequel. While Black Panther 2 missed Marvel’s big Phase 4 reveal at Comic-Con International 2019, the film was confirmed at Disney’s D23 convention a month later.
Confirmed to return because the writer and director on Black Panther 2 in October 2018, Ryan Coogler indicated that he’s cognizant of the unique pressure on him to duplicate the success of the first film.
“I’ve had an opportunity to form three feature films, all of them had its own very specific sort of pressure. In the process of it, it feels insurmountable whenever,” Coogler told IndieWire. “When it involves making a sequel, I’ve never done it before — a sequel to something that I’ve directed myself. So I think there’s going to be a lot of pressure there, but what we’re going to try to do is just focus on the work, like we always do. [We’ll] really attempt to go step by step and check out to quiet everything else around us, really specialise in trying to form something that has some sort of meaning.”
The returning cast
Nearly all of the cast of Black Panther are expected to return for the sequel, with Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa leading an ensemble that also includes Wakandan characters portrayed by Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), and Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi). Martin Freeman is additionally expected to reprise his role as CIA agent Everett K. Ross.
The new cast
According to U.K. outlet Metro, multi-talented actor, musician, writer, and comedian Donald Glover is being courted for a task within the film. The Atlanta series creator and star (and Solo: A Star Wars Story actor) previously appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming as a small-time criminal Peter Parker encounters during one among his early adventures and is reportedly engaged in “informal talks” with Coogler about playing a personality within the Black Panther sequel.
As usual, Marvel is keeping the plot of the Black Panther sequel — if there’s one at now — a closely guarded secret. However, studio president Kevin Feige has dropped some vague hints about what’s on the creative team’s mind when it involves the longer term of T’Challa, Wakanda, and Black Panther.
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“One of the favourite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on Part One and talking and dreaming about what we might neutralize Part Two,” he said during a March 2018 interview with Entertainment Weekly. “There are many those conversations as we were producing the primary Black Panther. We have ideas and a reasonably solid direction on where we would like to go with the other .”